Monthly Archives: November 2012

Pecha-Kucha!

If you’re looking for a fun night on the town that is still design oriented, check out PECHA-KUCHA 20×20. Pecha-Kucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds [...]

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Do Landscape Architects Need to Open up the Conversation?

Check out this fantastic Blog written on The Dirt by Darryl Jones regarding the role of Landscape Architects in the world. His views are extremely interesting and thought provoking. After reading the piece, ask yourself this: How can I “open up the conversation” about Landscape Architecture and bring awareness to a general public about the [...]

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“Powers of Ten” Design Workshop

Join Llisa Demetrios, granddaughter of Charles and Ray Eames for an evening of short film screenings made by Charles and Ray Eames, followed by a design workshop in which you will be experimenting with scale. When: Thursday, November 29th @ 7:00 pm Where: 601 Brannan, First Floor Presentation Space

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Class Spotlight – LAN 115

Who wants to stay indoors when you can take a class that is held outdoors? LAN 115 does exactly that! Through a series of field trips you’ll be exposed to the natural landscape of Northern California and will start to understand the layers that make our beautiful landscape come to life. Make sure you invest in [...]

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ASLA Northern California Chapter

Check out the letter below from the President of the  American Society of Landscape Architects Northern California Chapter, Sarka Volejnikova. Be sure to sign up to be a part of the student affiliate program, and benefit from all the great programs that the that the  ASLA Northern California Chapter has to offer.  Dear members of the ASLA [...]

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Class Spotlight; LAN 117 The Natural Factors

In this class, students have a unique  opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the natural landscape.  By exploring local sites in and around the San Francisco Bay Area , students learn to identify and analyze soil types, geological forms, watersheds, and other topographical features and how they affect design decisions.  Strategies for mapping and recording [...]

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Smarter Living – The 2,000 Watt Society Exhibition

November 12 – 30, 2012 601 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA  94107, Ground Floor Opening reception Nov. 12 6pm Public exhibition hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm In 2008, the citizens of Zurich approved a referendum that set the goal of reducing energy consumption by each person from the current 6,500 watts to 2,000 watts by 2150. [...]

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Competition Opportunity!

One of the ways to get your name out in the  profession is participating in design competitions . Check out this fantastic Design competition opportunity through the ASLA. DESIGN COMPETITION. INFILL PHILADELPHIA. SOAK IT UP! Date: 10/12/2012 - 1/22/2013 Category: Competitions / Awards Location(s):  Pennsylvania Full Description:The Philadelphia Water Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Community Design Collaborative invites design [...]

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Exciting Events in November!

The School of Landscape Architecture Proudly Presents: CHARLES & RAY EAMES Llisa Demetrios,  grand daughter of Charles and Ray Eames  will be joining us on: Thursday, November 15th @ 7:00 pm  Eames – The Architect and The Painter Introduction, Screening, and Discussion of Documentary First Floor Presentation Space @ 601 Brannan Street Thursday, November 29th [...]

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The Lost Art of Drawing

Many of you are extremely talented in the digital realm, and create incredible photo-realistic renderings using a multitude of programs. However, today I want to bring your attention to an art form that may seem to you an archaic form of visual information transfer; HAND DRAWING! Check out this article in the New York Times  that [...]

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